After many months of searching, the Red Medicine Tobacco Prevention Project is excited to formally welcome our Project Director Jackie Kaslow, Project Coordinator Delia Salas, and Communications and Education Coordinator Daniel Golding.
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Jackie Kaslow, DrPH, MPH
Dr. Kaslow serves the Native Star Foundations as the Interim Executive Director and the Red Medicine Tobacco Prevention Project (RMTPP), Project Director. Dr. Kaslow’s tribal lineage is Miwok, Nissenan-Maidu, and Pit River.
Dr. Kaslow has 20 years’ experience in public health and health care services delivery. Her career in health began at UCLA in 1998 in clinic operations, continuing education for health professionals, and bench to clinic translational research. In 2008, she joined the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) as the Director of Family and Community Health Services. In 2014, she left CRIHB and pursued her doctorate in public health. In 2017, she resumed her public health practice at UCD Center for Health Care Policy Research on the CA Quits project. CA Quits is a statewide health care systems change initiative to integrate evidence-based tobacco treatment in publicly funded hospital clinic systems and FQHC.
BA: English/Geography, Environmental Sciences, UCLA (1996)
MPH, Community Health Sciences: UCLA (2005)
DrPH, Harvard School of Public Health (2018)
Delia Salas is born and raised in the central valley. She started her educational journey at California State University, Bakersfield, where she received a master’s degree in educational counseling. She has worked in various educational capacities throughout her career, ranging from a migrant tutor, teacher, and counselor. Ms. Salas has worked directly with Tule River youth as they matriculated through elementary, middle, and high school. She is a highly motivated individual with a passion for helping the youth reach their academic, social-emotional, and personal goals.
Communications & Education Coordinator
A graduate of San Francisco State University, he received a BA in Film Production and has been producing films for over 20 years. An award-winning filmmaker, he founded Hokan Media LLC in 1997 as a means to produce social issue documentary and narrative films that have shown both nationally and internationally. As an independent producer he has promoted and marketed is own films and developed social and educational engagement strategies. He also teaches hands-on digital filmmaking workshops to at-risk tribal youth. He helped establish KUAV 105.1 LP-FM on the Quechan reservation and is a content producer for the station. His recently completed documentary, Chasing Voices: The Story of John Peabody Harrington, supported by California Humanities’ California Documentary Project Grant, is set to broadcast nationally on PBS 2021. Daniel is an enrolled member of the Quechan Indian Nation, Winterhaven CA.
The Red Medicine Tobacco Prevention Project (RMTPP) is funded by the California Tobacco Control Program.
The RMTPP aims to work with tribal and urban Native youth in Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties to address commercial tobacco use disparities impacting their communities. Our commitment extends to supporting Native youth to reclaim traditional tobacco and preserving cultural values and practices.
The RMTPP primary objectives are to build tribal and urban Native youth capacity and leadership skills to influence Native decision makers to pass policies to eliminate commercial tobacco waste and litter, and to support cessation of commercial tobacco products.